spin-offs

Kevin Keller Given 4 Issues To Show How Comics Do Queers

Kevin Keller, the gay Archie character launched last year, is getting his own four-part spin-off series and will show “how Keller arrived in Riverdale, where he’s become close pals with Archie and the gang. But it will also deal with heavier fare than the typical ‘Archie’ comic — including how the character struggled with coming out to his parents, and bullying.” Then it will revert back to typical Archie storylines, including getting a first job (and getting fired for being gay), trying out for the baseball team (and getting bullied by jocks for being gay), and running for student body president (only to get attacked by his opponents with gay baiting ads).